International reaction to the news that the US president and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus has started coming in.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that he hoped the couple “both have a speedy recovery”. Trump tweeted support to Johnson when he himself was in hospital with Covid in April.

Prime minister Boris Johnson said “My best wishes to President Trump and the First Lady. Hope they both have a speedy recovery from coronavirus”.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who received Trump in an on official visit earlier this year, said he wished the first couple “a quick recovery and good health”.

EU chief Charles Michel also wished them a “speedy recovery”, adding: “Covid-19 is a battle we all continue to fight. Everyday. No matter where we live.”

The spokesman for the French government, meanwhile, said the president’s diagonisis “demonstrates that the virus spares no-one, including those who have shown scepticism. I wish him a swift recovery.”

The president’s Democratic challenger in November’s election, Joe Biden, has not yet reacted to the news. He was on stage with the president during Tuesday night’s presidential debate.